The BIJ and EVS

Mise à jour mercredi 13 juillet 2016, par Agnès

The European Voluntary Service is an action of the Erasmus+ program, offering young people (between 17 and 30 years old) opportunity to live a mobility experience and to commit in other country.

It allows them to discover different culture as well as to obtain competences that are useful for social and professional insertion.

In practice, EVS allows to engage and realise general interest missions (social and cultural animation, heritage protection, youth information, helping people in difficulties, social economy and solidarity, etc.) within a non-profit structure (associations, collectivities, etc.).

Erasmus+ accreditation to receive and host EVS volunteers.


The YIC of Brest is accredited to send youngsters as EVS volunteers since 2003. Thus, each year we send around a dozen youngsters from Finistère to do an EVS in different European countries (including non-EU countries as Balkans) and for varied missions (animation, environment, etc.).


The YIC of Brest is also accredited as hosting organization since 2010 and we are hosting one volunteer each year. We have received several volunteers coming from different countries :

  • Danny (Scotland)
  • Paulina (Poland)
  • Lara (Germany)
  • Tijana (Serbia)
  • Maciej, our current volunteer from Poland, who arrived in September for 10 months EVS.

Short term EVS for NEETs.

Since 2012, the YIC focused on developing and proposing short term EVS projects for young people of Finistère, whom in the European jargon we call NEET, acronym meaning “Not In Education, Employment or Training”. These project are put in place thanks to strong partnerships which we established through our years of experience.
In 2016, two projects are already set up. One in Portugal, and another one in Lithuania.
Locally, we are putting in place projects in partnership with Mission Locale of Brest metropolitan area with Youth Department of the city of Brest.

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